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- Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 36.00
As a lawyer, judge, lecturer, writer, and activist, Shirin Ebadi has spoken out in her country, Iran, as well as throughout the world. This is the story of an exceptional figure who has dedicated her life to fighting for basic human rights, especially those of women and children, within Iran and abroad. more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2008; US$ 40.00
Argues that a more complex 'gradual transformation' is unfolding in Japan - a process evident in many other post-industrial economies. This book includes chapters on comparative corporate governance theory and methodology, lifelong employment, the main bank system, board structures, and governance issues in small and medium-sized enterprises. more...
- SAGE India 2006; US$ 70.00
Laws like the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) are enacted to address what the. state describes as extraordinary situations and put in place exceptions to the. ordinary legal and judicial procedures. By examining public debates surrounding. extraordinary laws like POTA and the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention). Act (TADA) and also... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 39.95
This book presents a timely assessment of the impact of history, politics and economics in shaping the Singapore Constitution, going beyond the descriptive narrative, the authors will cast a critical eye over the developments of the last 40 years. more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 114.95
This volume addresses the issue of Hindu peasant women's ability to effectuate the statutory rights to succession and assert ownership of their share in family land. The work combines a critical evaluation of law with economic analyses into allocation of resources within the family as a means of addressing gender relations and explaining resulting... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 42.00
The role of the U.S. Supreme Court in the aftermath of the 2000 presidential election raised questions in the minds of many Americans about the relationships between judges and political influence; the following years saw equally heated debates over the appropriate role of political ideology in selecting federal judges. Legal scholars have always... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 27.50
More than a decade ago, before globalization became a buzzword, Yves Dezalay and Bryant G. Garth established themselves as leading analysts of how that process has shaped the legal profession. Drawing upon the insights of Pierre Bourdieu, Asian Legal Revivals explores the increasing importance of the positions of the law and lawyers in South and... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2004; US$ 107.00
Standing Trial' focuses on the relationship between the law and the concept of the person in modern Arab societies. It directly addresses the questions of continuities, transformations and ruptures of such notions. Law performs a central function in revealing social and historical dynamics and in being itself a tool of its implementation. The introduction... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2003; US$ 59.95
Islamic law (the Shari'a) and its application is a central issue in contemporary Islamic politics and culture. Starting from modern concerns, this book examines the origins and evolution of the Shari'a and the corpus of texts, concepts and practices in which it has been enshrined. The central paradox in this history is one of power: the Shari'a... more...
- Continuum International Publishing 2004; US$ 150.00
Richardson supplies a new translation and transcription (which incorporates the most important manuscript variants) of the most famous of all ancient Mesopotamian texts. He also provides a complete lexical analysis of every word that is used in it. The edition covers the prologue and epilogue as well as the laws themselves. Students of the Bible, ancient... more...